Jake LaForge waited and waited and waited, during Sunday's Motard event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The native of Tyngsboro, Mass., sat behind race leader Christian Smutnick for seven laps before finally making his move. LaForge slipped past for the lead on the final lap in the Turn 6 bowl before a throng of soggy yet excited spectators attending the final day of the 92nd annual Loudon Classic weekend.

"Hats off to him. He's been riding great and pushed me today," said Laforge of Smutnick. "I wanted to gauge him on that last lap and I just waited for my chance to get by him. He gave me a little room and I took advantage. There wasn't much there, but there was enough."

More than 30 races were run over the three days at the Magic Mile, including the running of the annual Loudon Classic Middleweight Grand Prix feature event on Saturday, won by four-time winner Shane Narbonne.

Inclement weather and overcast clouds did little to disrupt competitive on-track racing Sunday, highlighted by the eight-lap Motard Cup final.

LaForge and Smutnick pulled away from the pack after the first lap, but the two were never separated by more than two or three bike lengths around the 1.6-mile road course.

"He was on me every single lap and almost every turn," said Smutnick of the race winner, LaForge. "It was just a great race and he's a great racer."

Eric Shaw, Chris Dove and Adam Clark round out the top-five Motard riders.

"This feels good. The Motard event is really starting to grow, more people are getting into it and that's great because we want it to be just as competitive as the rest of the weekend's races with lots of riders," said LaForge. "It's close racing and as you saw today, really competitive. It's pretty fun to be a part of and I'm excited to get this (win) today."

Kevin Allen of Manchester Center, Vt., picked up the win in the Amateur Motard.

Other Sunday winners include
Lightweight Superbike...................Peter Gaboriault
Amateur LW Superbike..................Matthew Blake
Novice Rookie 3.............................Keith Ivers
Novice Rookie 4.............................Tyler Beaudette
Unlimited Supersport.....................Scott Greenwood
Super Twins..................................Dennis Levesque
Heavyweight Supersport................Eric Wood

Sean Buffington made it a clean sweep, winning Sunday's Legends Cars Moat Mountain Road Course road race. Buffington, who also won on Saturday, edged Jordan O'Brien (second) and Tom Gray (third) for the top spot on the podium.